What My Son’s Anxiety is Showing Me + What I’m Doing to Help Him

by Andrea Anderson on July 23, 2019

So, even though I healed both of my sons of autism and ADHD, I still face new challenges with them at times.

As long as I’m alive, I will continue to create and attract new situations to expand from.

My sons (and your kids/teens) will do the same for you.

It’s part of the deal with choosing to be a parent.

We will ALL meet with challenges of some sort or another.

The beauty is in how we choose to handle these “challenges”.

Do we yell and cry, blame, feel like a victim until our kids or spouse “fix the problem”, or do we decide to rise up, decide we will have better than what is showing up in our world at the moment, and place our energy and focus, on feeling better.

Because we’ve learned, (or are learning) once we begin to feel better, even just slightly, we are letting go of resistance and stress. And it is in this letting go, that we allow in more of what we really want. 

Like, getting along well.

Kids who feel good.

Kids + teens who feel better about themselves.

New ideas to help our kids + ourselves surface in our minds when we feel good.

Consider it a bit of divine inspiration, which only comes when we are aligned, aka- feeling good!

Recently I had an experience with one of my sons that had me concerned and fearful. He had a fit and was in a very anxious energy. No one could talk him out of it.

I knew darn well, he had been eating food with gluten and food chemicals, was using electronics a lot (think EMFs) and was more than likely exposed to environmental chemicals too.

We were just back from a great vacation, so my son didn’t have a real emotional reason to get upset and anxious so quickly, other than his body was “off”.

The words he was using and the way he was acting was showing me he needs help.

However, here’s the clencher. Now that he’s a teenager, he’s making lots of food choices, etc for himself and he’s not allowing himself to be too concerned about what he does and doesn’t eat.

Ugh. I don’t want him to worry about his food, I just wish he would be more mindful.

So, where have I landed with all of this?

I’m going to share some new ideas with him, and connect him with people who can help him learn to meditate, EFT-tap, get out in nature more.

All the things I’ve talked to him about before, but, because I’m his mom, he may need to hear it more clearly and solidly from someone else.

I will also supplement his current vitamin regime with detox smoothies (which were on the back burner for awhile). Now with this new anxiety creeping up I know it’s a sign to clean out his body.

Additionally, I will add supplements/herbs to remove fungus and parasites.

Those pesky critters can impact not only someone’s weight, appetite, bloat in the gut, but also impact emotions, due to the neurotoxins excreted into the body and the imbalance that’s created as a result.

So, I can’t control all of my sons choices, nor do I want to.

I do want to see him healthy and happy and thriving.

I’m also reminding myself, he may not want these things for himself.


And, if he doesn’t, I will be sad and probably a bit fearful for a bit, however, I will always choose to rise up from these emotions and move past fear.

My sons are here on earth creating their own path and I will love them and try my best to help them, always. As long as they want my help.

In the meantime, I carve out time regularly to look at pictures of them from years past, and make lists of what I love about them.

In doing this, I connect to a loving high vibration.

I begin to feel really good.

And I reconnect to the feeling that, no matter what, they are “ok” even if they are doing something I don’t like. They are still ok.

I love you Forrest + Boden.

Thank you for being my greatest teachers + mentors.

You’ve shown me that we really are ALL meant to do our own thing in life, even if that “thing” is not accepted by others.

And damn, you’ve motivated me to learn more about food, nutrition, supplements, life, positive psychology, spirituality, law of attraction and just about anything, that would help you and myself feel good. Be confident. And live our potential.

If it wasn’t for you, I’d have a life that lacked depth, meaning, and damn, I feel smarter and happier from being your mom.

Deep love + thanks.

Here’s to ALL of us moms (and Dads) feeling smarter, happier and really beginning to thrive even in the midst of frickin’ chaos.

I’m here with you. Walking this path. And, I’ve got your back.



PS If you want direct support with any concerns you have with your son or daughter, you’re welcome to apply for a private coaching session with me. During the session, I’ll help you uncover the root of the behavior or area of concern and set up simple action steps to begin to resolve the “issue”. Apply here.

PPS If you just want some basics for getting starting with helping your kids’ symptoms improve naturally, here’s an audio I created to help you know where to begin first.

Andrea Anderson

ADHD + Autism Coach. Mentor.

Author + Speaker.

For families with anxiety, learning challenges, ADD, ADHD + autism.

Helping moms improve their kids + teen’s symptoms naturally and get their life back!



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